Take a look at the most recent points update and the latest movers with 16 races down in the quest for the 2023 Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified championship.
LATEST RACE(S): Albany-Saratoga Speedway (Sept. 23)
CURRENT LEADER: Matt Sheppard will head to Oswego Speedway for Super DIRT Week 51 with an 80-point lead over second place Mat Williamson. The Waterloo, NY driver had an uncharacteristic showing at Albany-Saratoga Speedway with a 17th place finish after suffering a flat tire with 26 laps to go.
The misfortune saw 17 points shaved off his lead, a cushion he will try to regain during the Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
JIMMY PHELPS: (+1): Jimmy Phelps has battled to stay in the top-five throughout the season, relying on consistent finishes to keep him there. He continued the trend at Albany-Saratoga Speedway with a seventh-place finish that bumped him up one spot to fourth place going into Super DIRT Week 51.
MIKE MAHANEY: (-1): Mike Mahaney has scored two of his three career Series wins at his home track Albany-Saratoga Speedway. He was not so lucky during the Massive Malta Weekend, posting a DNF. He dropped one spot into fifth place as he heads to Oswego Speedway for Super DIRT Week 51 next week.
MAT WILLIAMSON: Mat Williamson has stayed hot on the bumper of leader Matt Sheppard all season, battling to catch the nine-time and defending Series champion in the race to the 2023 Super DIRTcar Series title.
After suffering a flat tire halfway through the Massive Malta Weekend Feature, he battled back until the end to finish in eighth place. The top-10 finish was enough to shave 17 points offSheppard’s lead.
FELIX ROY: Rookie of the Year front runner Felix Roy notched his highest finish of the season at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, finishing second behind winner Stewart Friesen. He gained 31 points in the overall points battle, just nine points behind 12th place Adam Pierson.
TOP 10 IN POINTS:
1.) Matt Sheppard, 3565 (Matt Sheppard Motorsports)
2.) Mat Williamson, -80 (Buzz Chew Racing)
3.) Tim Sears Jr., -256 (Tim Sears Jr. Racing)
4.) Jimmy Phelps -270 (Heinke-Baldwin Racing)
5.) Mike Mahaney -289 (Huttig Motorsports)
6.) Chris Hile -309 (Hile Motorsports)
7.) Jack Lehner -318 (Jack Lehner Racing)
8.) Max McLaughlin, -368 (Heinke-Baldwin Racing)
9.) Peter Britten -370 (Peter Britten Racing)
10.) Larry Wight, -406 (LJL Racing)
For Full Series Points, CLICK HERE
UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series travels to Oswego Speedway, Oct. 2-8, for Super DIRT Week 51. For tickets, CLICK HERE.
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